Rati Agnihotri has acted in 6 languages and was introduced in a Tamil movie. She entered Bollywood with Ek Duje Ke Liye opposite Kamal Haasan and the film was a huge hit. She quit films after her marriage in 1985, though she was at the peak of her career. She came out of her 16-year retirement in 2001, and has been seen in several films since then.
Other than acting, Rati devotes time to social causes like cancer, Aids and menopause awareness for women above 40.
She is married to businessman Anil Virvani and has a son, Tanuj.